Wood turtle (Photo by Joe Crowley)

Wood turtle (Photo by Joe Crowley)

bog


Peat-accumulating wetlands that trap precipitation as their only water source. They typically have acidic soils and water and often contain sphagnum mosses. Bogs are common in the north and rare in southern Canada. They are commonly zones of groundwater recharge and are low in nutrients required for plant growth. (See also, "wetland.")

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